Must-have BBQ grills for your home

It's time to try something different. You've been cooking the same tired meals for a while now. And, sure, they're keeping you nourished and fed and all that. But they're getting a little bland and boring. Time to kick it up a notch and grill. Add a little bit of that charcoal flavoring, if that's your thing. Indoor or outdoor, gas, charcoal, or electric, there's a BBQ grill for you.

Must-have BBQ grills for your home
Electric Smokeless Grill by VonShef in Use

Ah, the smell of the grill going. If one person in your vicinity is grilling outside, everyone knows. It’s a smell that reminds many of us of happy times grilling for family gatherings, weekends, and warmer weather. And right about now, we’re all ready to get outside and leave the confines of our houses. We’ve been cooped up all winter, and spring is finally starting to show its face. Flowers are popping up, trees are starting to bud, and you’ve probably had allergy issues rearing their nasty faces. But nothing ushers in spring and summer like firing up the grill. So we’ve selected some of our favorite must-have BBQ grills.

But before you get that new grill, you’re going to want to make sure you have all the accouterments you need. Because nothing is worse than overcooked meat or a dirty grill.

You definitely need a good meat thermometer. Might we suggest this MeatStick one, this new Whirlpool thermometer, or this Weber Connect Smart Grilling Hub?

And just in case you didn’t pull the meat out in time and want to grill at the last minute, a thawing tray is a lifesaver. There’s the THAWTHAT! DELUXE Thawing Tray, or the HOUCY 3-In-1 Ultra-Fast Defrosting Tray. Once you have one, you’ll wonder why it took you so long.

Last but not least, a clean grill is of utmost importance. Be sure to check out the Grill Rescue Steam-Cleaning Grill Brush and the Maggbrush Ultra Safe Grill Brush

Now … the grills.

Philips Smoke-less Grill with Rotisserie Attachment Indoor BBQ

Get that great barbecue taste no matter the weather with the Philips Smoke-less Grill with Rotisserie Attachment Indoor BBQ. Providing a smokeless cooking experience, this grill sits right on your countertop. So your family can enjoy all your favorite foods cooked to perfection. Using advanced infrared heating technology, this tabletop grill produces up to 80% less smoke than a traditional grill. And it can heat up in as little as one minute. The rotisserie attachment alone makes this a must-have BBQ grill.

Quick Start Grill Automatically Lighting Charcoal BBQ

The Quick Start Grill Automatically Lighting Charcoal BBQ will transform the way you grill. With charcoal igniting at 660°F, this innovative grill reaches 950°F within four minutes, meaning it ignites the charcoal faster. And you don’t have to bother with lighter fluid or gas because it does it all on its own. Furthermore, this self-lighting BBQ is a breeze to maintain and clean. It’s a truly automatic grill that still gives you the pleasure of cooking without the hassle of dealing with fuel. 

Weber SmokeFire Series Smart Pellet Grills

Make sure your next backyard barbecue is a success with one of the Weber SmokeFire Series Smart Pellet Grills. Fill the smart grill’s hopper with wood pellets, and it has a self-feeding mechanism that helps it preheat quickly. Once loaded, the pellets in these Weber Smokefire grills fall directly into the fire, which distributes even heat through the Weber Flavorizer bars. While the unique heating mechanism is a great feature, the wood pellet grill also has smart features. Additionally, this must-have BBQ grill’s LCD screen displays the cooking temperature, which ranges from 200 to 600 degrees Fahrenheit.

Fire & Flavor HERO Grill Portable Cooking Station

With the Fire & Flavor HERO Grill Portable Cooking Station in the trunk of your car, you can cook up a meal anywhere. Thanks to its single-use charcoal pods, this portable grill makes it easy because you don’t have to carry around a big bag of messy coals. And these little pods are actually energy efficient—they’ll let you cook for at least an hour. The case itself is durable and waterproof, which is ideal for camping, boating, and general adventuring.

Electric Smokeless Grill by VonShef

You don’t need a backyard when you have the Electric Smokeless Grill by VonShef. This electric grill is perfect for those who live in apartments but still want to have BBQs. No matter what time of year it is, you can get that summer barbeque feeling with this indoor grill. Cook up whatever you like—from vegetables to meats—with this countertop grill. And don’t worry about setting off the smoke alarm because the grill is smokeless thanks to an internal fan. 

BioLite FirePit Smokeless Wood Fire Pit

Cozy up to a home-cooked meal while camping with the BioLite FirePit Smokeless Wood Fire Pit. This innovative camping system gives you all flame and no smoke. The result is a brilliant display of dancing flames without the nuisance of a traditional campfire. The FirePit has x-ray mesh along the sides so you can view even more of the fire. You’ll also know when to add more wood. In addition, the FirePit offers two fuel modes. You can use wood or go for charcoal to cater your cooking to your taste.

Masterbuilt Gravity Series Charcoal Grill & Smoker

If you’re serious about grilling, this is the must-have BBQ grill for you. Sure, you can use other fuels than charcoal on a grill—but is anything else really the same? The Masterbuilt Gravity Series Charcoal Grill & Smoker provides the classic smell and flavor you’re used to. This charcoal smoker provides a 560-square-inch surface on which you can cook your vegetables and meats. The name of this smoker and grill comes from the fact that its charcoal system is fed by gravity. This feature turns it into a long-burning grill because you won’t have to refuel for up to 15 hours. That’s pretty unheard of, but it lets you cook long and low at 225º F if you’re looking to keep something on the grill for quite some time. 

Ferno FreeStanding Grill

The Ferno FreeStanding Grill takes all the guesswork out of grilling. Whether you’re searing, smoking, or baking, you can do your best work with this standalone grill. Made with nonstick cast-iron grates, this gas BBQ is sure to give your food a full-bodied, iron-rich flavor. Additionally, they help evenly distribute the heat. Plus, this propane grill has a unique patented firewheel that allows you to adjust the flame height. This feature is useful if you want to switch between searing and slow cooking.

So, ready to grill? Ready to bask in juicy meats and chargrilled vegetables to your little heart’s content? We are. We are so ready for grilling season. What are your plans for warmer weather? Or are you south of the equator and thinking about an indoor grill with fall and winter on the way?

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Meet Tera Cuskaden

Tera has worked in the publishing industry since 2004 and considers the written word her first love. When she's not writing or editing, she's usually traveling, knitting, or binge-watching Netflix.
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